Jenna Victoria Kyle

A high-value scholarship achievement helps fuel a lifelong dream

  • Bedford, Nova Scotia
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations)

What made you choose the Sobey School?

When I first decided to attend the Sobey School of Business I had no idea in which area of Commerce I wanted to major. However, due to  Sobey's excellent reputation, I knew that whatever major I chose I would be provided with the best education possible. Sobey's outstanding reputation was definitely the deciding factor for me when it came to choosing where to attend University.

What are the three things you accomplished before coming here that you are most proud of?  

To be honest, I cannot think of three specific things. Instead, I am proud of all the hard work and dedication I put into my studies and extra curricular activities (such as participating in the International Baccalaureate Program and Figure Skating competitively) leading up to university. 

What are the three things you accomplished here you are most proud of?

The three things I achieved at Saint Mary's that I am most proud of are:

  1. Achieving and maintaing a GPA that I am proud of. 
  2. The new friendships and relationships I formed with fellow classmates and professors. 
  3. Finding a major I am passionate about. 

Describe the scholarship you have been offered.

I have been offered an Academic Excellence Merit-Based Scholarship from Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida. The scholarship is valued at $35,000 a year for the three year Juris Doctorate program.

Who inspires you?

I am inspired by all the strong women in my life, both friends and family. I grew up believing I could achieve anything regardless of my gender, for which I am very thankful. It astonishes me that there is still so much inequality between men and women. I hope that in my lifetime I am able to witness the inequality diminish. I know that for this to be possible it will require a concerted effort by many strong women and men.

What is your big audacious dream? How do you plan to make an impact?

Since I was 10 years old, I have always dreamed of becoming a lawyer and fighting for justice. I am extremely excited that I am taking one step closer to achieving my dream. I hope that I am able to make an impact by attaining justice for those who are unable to achieve it on their own.

In your own words, what impact has the Sobey School had on you?

The Sobey School has had a tremendous impact on me. It has not only allowed me to further my education but has helped build confidence in my belief that I can achieve anything I put my mind to.

What is your all time favourite book or movie, and why?

As cliche as it is, my favourite movie is Legally Blonde. Watching this movie at the age of 10 first inspired me to become a lawyer. I loved the message that it sent: with hard work, dedication and perseverance anyone can pursue justice regardless of their age, race, ethnicity or gender.